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It Happened Here (1964)

Now this film is a rather interesting specimen. Conceived by two teenagers in the middle of the 1950’s, the central vision was an alternate history of England that depicts a scenario in which Nazi Germany invaded and successfully occupied the United Kingdom, and some Britons collaborate with their Nazi occupiers. 530 more words

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Reginald Marsh, Coney Island and Sing, Sing, Sing

This past Tuesday marked the 90th birthday for the iconic Cyclone Rollercoaster at Coney Island. I have a single memory of that fabled old wooden rollercoaster, sitting in the couch-like red vinyl seats next to my dad as we hurtled through the Brooklyn sky. 669 more words

Favorite Things

The crowds inside a 14th Street subway station

Reginald Marsh painted everything in his New York of the 1930s and 1940s: Bowery crowds, showgirls, forgotten men, Coney Island beachgoers, tugboats, panhandlers, and shoppers. 57 more words

Music, Art, Theater

Minnie Cooper and John McClendon in Faulkner's "Dry September"

Last Thursday, I wrote about the “blank spaces” in William Faulkner’s “Dry September” and some works by Ernest J. Gaines. Today, I want to look at a couple of scenes in Faulkner’s story and discuss the ways that Faulkner delves into the psychological effects of lynchings and racial violence on the perpetrators themselves. 962 more words

American Literature

Paul Merton in Galton & Simpson's Being of Sound Mind

Following the death of Enoch Merton, his family meet for the reading of his will.  Paul is astonished to discover that the man he believed to be his uncle was actually his father, and is further shocked – and delighted – to learn he’s been left Enoch’s fortune (some five hundred thousand pounds).  635 more words

Galton And Simpson

The bums and barflies on a 10th Avenue corner

“Well-bred people are no fun to paint,” Reginald Marsh once reportedly said.

Known for his exaggerated, carnival-like paintings of crowds of showgirls, shoppers, and Coney Island beach-goers… 106 more words

Music, Art, Theater